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FBI Declares Lack of Evidence to Connect Bin Laden to 911

11:24 | 2006-06-20

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Despite all hues and cries by the US
officials and media as well as those of the west that the Al-Qaeda and
its leader Osama Bin Laden are the most wanted people for their direct
role in September 11th terrorist attacks, the US Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) says that it has no evidence in this regard, raising
more suspicion over all the speculations the US tried to forge in the
world public opinion.

What follows is an article by American researcher and citizen Ed Haas,


proving that the US has sought to misuse the occasion for indicting the world
of Islam for belligerency and hostile attitudes based on no substantiating
evidence.

This past weekend, a thought provoking e-mail circulated through Internet


news groups, and was sent to the Muckraker Report by Mr. Paul V. Sheridan
(Winner of the 2005 Civil Justice Foundation Award), bringing attention to the
FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist web page for Osama Bin Laden. In the e-mail,
the question is asked, "Why doesn't Osama Bin Laden's Most Wanted poster
make any direct connection with the events of September 11, 2001?" The FBI
says on its Bin Laden web page that Osama Bin Laden is wanted in
connection with the August 7, 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies
in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. According to the FBI, these
attacks killed over 200 people. The FBI concludes its reason for "wanting" Bin
Laden by saying, "In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorists
attacks throughout the world."

On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters,


(202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden's Most Wanted poster did not
indicate that Osama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker
Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI.
When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden's Most Wanted
web page, Tomb said, "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama Bin
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Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence
connecting Bin Laden to 9/11."

Surprised by the ease in which this FBI spokesman made such an


astonishing statement, I asked, "How this was possible?" Tomb continued,
"Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11." I asked,
"How does that work?" Tomb continued, "The FBI gathers evidence. Once
evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The
Department of Justice then decides whether it has enough evidence to
present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States
Embassies being bombed, Bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged
by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection
with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connected Bin Laden to
9/11."

It shouldn't take long before the full meaning of these FBI statements start to
prick your brain and raise your blood pressure. If you think the way I think, in
quick order you will be wrestling with a barrage of very powerful questions
that must be answered. First and foremost, if the U.S. government does not
have enough hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11, how is it possible
that it had enough evidence to invade Afghanistan to "smoke him out of his
cave?" The federal government claims to have invaded Afghanistan to "root
out" Bin Laden and the Taliban. Through the talking heads in the mainstream
media, the Bush Administration told the American people that Osama Bin
Laden was Public Enemy Number One and responsible for the deaths of
nearly 3000 people on September 11, 2001. Yet nearly five years later, the
FBI says that it has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.

Next is the Bin Laden "confession" video that was released by the U.S.
government on December 13, 2001. Most Americans remember this video. It
was the video showing Bin Laden with a few of his comrades recounting with
delight the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States. The
Department of Defense issued a press release to accompany this video in
which Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said, "There was no doubt
of bin Laden's responsibility for the September 11 attacks before the tape
was discovered." What Rumsfeld implied by his statement was that Bin
Laden was the known mastermind behind 9/11 even before the "confession
video" and that the video simply served to confirm what the U.S. government
already knew; that Bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

In a BBC News article reporting on the "9/11 confession video" release,


President Bush is said to have been hesitant to release the tape because he
knew it would be a vivid reminder to many people of their loss. But, he also
knew it would be "a devastating declaration" of Bin Laden's guilt. "We're going
to get him," said President Bush. "Dead or alive, it doesn't matter to me."
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In a CNN article regarding the Bin Laden tape, then New York Mayor Rudy
Giuliani said that "the tape removes any doubt that the U.S. military campaign
targeting bin Laden and his associates is more than justified." Senator
Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence
Committee said, "The tape's release is central to informing people in the
outside world who don't believe bin Laden was involved in the September 11
attacks." Shelby went on to say "I don't know how they can be in denial after
they see this tape." Well Senator Shelby, apparently the Federal Bureau of
Investigation isn't convinced by the taped confession, so why are you?

The Muckraker Report attempted to secure a reference to the U.S.


government authenticating the Bin Laden "confession video", to no avail.
However, it is conclusive that the Bush Administration and U.S. Congress,
along with the dead stream media, played the video as if it was authentic. So
why doesn't the FBI view the "confession video" as hard evidence? After all, if
the FBI is investigating a crime such as drug trafficking, and it discovers a
video of members of a drug cartel opening talking about a successful
distribution operation in the United States, that video would be presented to a
federal grand jury. The identified participants of the video would be indicted,
and if captured, the video alone would serve as sufficient evidence to net a
conviction in a federal court. So why is the Bin Laden "confession video" not
carrying the same weight with the FBI?

Remember, on June 5, 2006, FBI spokesman, Chief of Investigative Publicity


Rex Tomb said, "The FBI has no hard evidence connecting Osama Bin
Laden to 9/11." This should be headline news worldwide. The challenge to
the reader is to find out why it is not. Why has the U.S. media blindly read the
government-provided 9/11 scripts, rather than investigate without passion,
prejudice, or bias, the events of September 11, 2001? Why has the U.S.
media blacklisted any guest that might speak of a government sponsored
9/11 cover-up, rather than seeking out those people who have something to
say about 9/11 that is contrary to the government's account? And on those
few rare occasions when a 9/11 dissenter has made it upon the airways, why
has the mainstream media ridiculed the guest as a conspiracy nut, rather
than listen to the evidence that clearly raises valid questions about the
government's 9/11 account? Why is the Big Media Conglomeration blindly
content with the government's 9/11 story when so much verifiable information
to the contrary is available with a few clicks of a computer mouse?

Who is it that is controlling the media message, and how is it that the U.S.
media has indicted Osama Bin Laden for the events of September 11, 2001,
but the U.S. government has not? How is it that the FBI has no "hard
evidence" connecting Osama Bin Laden to the events of September 11,
2001, while the U.S. media has played the Bin Laden - 9/11 connection story
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for five years now as if it had conclusive evidence that Bin Laden was
responsible for the collapse of the twin towers, the Pentagon attack, and the
demise of United Flight 93?

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